In this chapter we shall discuss the impact that spinal injury has upon the individual and his family. The conceptual framework developed earlier will be used to discuss the data, and we shall illustrate our examples with quotations from the individuals with a spinal injury and from other family members who participated in some of the interviews as key informants. Before presenting the data, however, it is necessary to discuss further our conceptual framework and, in particular, to explain our usage of the term ‘social adjustment’.
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